Stoneman Douglas shooting survivor placed into medically-induced coma

PARKLAND, FLA. (WSVN) - A survivor of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has been placed in a medically-induced coma due to an infection.

Fifteen-year-old Anthony Borges is now recovering after doctors found an infection in his intestinal tract and had to perform unscheduled surgery to remove a section of the intestines, according to his attorney.

Despite the setback, doctors said Borges’ prognosis is good, according to Borges’ attorney.

Borges was shot five times in both his legs and his back while attempting to close and lock a classroom door during the Feb. 14 shooting.

Seventeen people were killed and 14 others were injured in the shooting.

Borges’ attorney, Alex F. Arreaza, announced earlier this week that his client would be suing Broward County, Broward County Public Schools and the Broward County Sheriffโ€™s Office for unspecified monetary damages.

โ€œThe failure of Broward County Public Schools and of the Principal and School Resource Officer to adequately protect students, and in particular our client, from life-threatening harm were unreasonable, callous and negligent,โ€ his attorney said.

Copyright 2018 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.